Saturday, August 1, 2015: Isaiah 65-66; Ps. 62; Jn 3
But this is the one to whom I will look,
to the humble and contrite in spirit,
who trembles at my word.
One of the things that I have been learning about the various Sunday School classes at Saint Paul's is that often you discuss topics in light of Scripture that are 'hot button' issues - meaning that there exist widely differing opinions and positions. That said, I am also learning that in your various classes you are learning to do that with grace and humility, something for which I am deeply grateful.
Humilty - that ability to say (at least in this particular case) “This book (the Bible) is so much bigger than I am, than you are; I am willing to struggle with it and I give you permission to do the same thing, knowing that we may not land in the same place.” Humility is being willing to say ‘I don’t have all the answers, but am willing to seek them MY WHOLE LIFE LONG, and I would love to seek those answers in community with you; even when we don't agree.’ Perhaps when the church understands this, we might do more listening and less arguing – become more united rather than divided.
May it be so, God, may it be so!